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Be All You Can Be

Be All You Can Be project provided monthly family support group, fortnightly playschemes and a monthly preschool group for babies, children and young people affected by the lifelong and complex disabilities of Spina Bifida/Hydrocephalus, as well as their carers and siblings.

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A Great Day Out (Inclusive Festivals and Events)

The programme created accessible resources for festivals and events to support and include people with profound and multiple learning disabilities(PMLD)and their families across geographical areas. It reduced isolation & loneliness and supported the caring role and provided increased opportunities.

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Social & Emotional Support for Deaf Children, Young People and their Families

We provided 261 activity clubs for deaf children via Zoom; 4 face-to-face at St Roch’s After-School Club and a cinema trip bringing deaf young people together, enjoying time with their peers alleviating the isolation & loneliness experienced whilst giving their carers the opportunity to have a break

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We delivered PALS (FUNSHINE) school holiday programme that supports children with a Learning Disability and/or other complex support needs. PALS (FUNSHINE) enables children to participate in a variety of exciting activities, interact with others, whilst having fun and achieving outcomes.

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Time Out Project

We delivered ‘Time-Out’ planned  music-based, social, exercise and activities for adults with disabilities, in twice a month sessions at community venues in West Dunbartonshire, giving Carers the opportunity and peace of mind to take a break – either with, or without the person they care for.

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Siblings & Young Carers Camp 2020

Siblings & Young Carers Camp 2020 was a virtual camp experience for 48 young carers which took place Tuesday 14th – Thursday 16th July 2020. This project brought the magic, connectivity and respite of camp to young carers in Scotland in the safety of their homes during lockdown.

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Blind/Visually Impaired Football

The Rangers Charity Foundation provided the opportunity for young people with a Visual Impairment to take part in free football sessions in a fun and friendly environment whilst allowing their carers to enjoy a break from their normal routine.

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Get Up And Be With Friends

The Get Up And Go Youth Club delivered three short break activities for children and young people for disabilities, we visited Preston, Legoland and Edinburgh.

The Get Up And Go Youth Club supports young people, from across West Dunbartonshire, who have a wide range of Disabilities, ALSN and often complex underlying health issues. Participants engage in a range of social and educational activities and life enhancing breaks and holidays.

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Social & Emotional Support for Deaf Children, Young People & their Families

Our project provided 86 opportunities (including joint activities) bringing our deaf young people together. Events were held at Deaf Connections, the Adelphi Centre, St Roch’s and latterly, our new Youth Group home, the Wolfson Centre with other activities being held in a variety of other venues.

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Autism Friendly Football

Autism Friendly Football provided a weekly football session for young people on the autistic spectrum between the ages of 6-16. The sessions took place on a Wednesday night at Prosoccer Newton Mearns over a 40 week period.

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"As a family we were at breaking point...this break brought us all closer together and enabled us to have fun as a family and enjoy different surroundings. I can't thank you enough...for making this happen for us."

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